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Pirelli Tyre MX GP of Germany Race Report

20 June 2009, Teutschenthal (Germany) – The MX1 podium was branded Pirelli and victory was celebrated for Scorpion MX in the MX2 class. The Grand Prix of Germany saw the FIM Motocross World Championship move into its second half and a Pirelli triumph in the premier class was obtained by Ken De Dycker, who celebrated his birthday with a double moto set and Marvin Musquin won his seventh MX2 GP of the season. 

MX1

As in previous Grand Prix the Scorpion MidSoft 32 has again dominated the premier class with nine of the first ten riders classified in the final ranking. Apart from the rider filling 5th place, all the other protagonists in the top ten negotiated the limits of grip with their sticky Pirelli at the hard-pack and rough Teutschenthal circuit, close to the city of Leipzig. The win was taken by Ken De Dycker for the first time in 2010 (the fourth of his career) with chequered flags in both motos. De Dycker was too much of a force for his rivals that included works Suzuki representative Clement Desalle, who was runner-up in front of factory Yamaha rider, and Grand Prix of France winner, David Philippaerts. Championship leader Antonio Cairoli was the victim of a poor start in the first moto and fought back to 6th place from the lower end of the pack and then pushed De Dycker all the way to the flag in the second affair. 

Overall Classification: 

1. Ken De Dycker Yamaha
2. Clement Desalle Suzuki
3. David Philippaerts Yamaha
4. Antonio Cairoli KTM
5. Xavier Boog Kawasaki

 World Championship standings: 

1. Antonio Cairoli KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 341
2. Clement Desalle Suzuki Team Teka 276
3. David Philippaerts Yamaha Team Yamaha Monster 267
4. Ken De Dycker Yamaha Team Ricci Racing 251
5. Max Nagl KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 248

 MX2

MX2 once more fell into the hands of champion Marvin Musquin with his powerful combination of KTM-Pirelli Scorpion MidSoft 32 as the Frenchman was all-too convincing for the seventh time in eight Grands Prix. The world champion enacted a familiar scenario when he escaped to build-up a lead in the first moto and then rode a safe race behind local hero Ken Roczen later in the afternoon to secure his success. It was an unlucky day for team-mate, Dutchman Jeffrey Herlings, who had a technical problem in the first race and took 8th in the next while the third factory KTM star, Shaun Simpson, finished 8th overall behind French teenage rookie of the Yamaha Gariboldi team Christophe Charlier

Overall Classification: 

1. Marvin Musquin KTM
2. Ken Roczen Suzuki
3. Zach Osborne Yamaha
4. Steve Frossard Kawasaki
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek Kawasaki

 World Championship standings: 

1. Marvin Musquin KTM Team Red Bull Factory 365
2. Ken Roczen Suzuki Team Teka 288
3. Steven Frossard Kawasaki Team CLS 268
4. Jeffrey Herlings KTM Team Red Bull Factory 241
5. Zach Osborne Yamaha Team Bike-it UK 233